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NI Chamber of Commerce’s Champions Dinner 2016 at Belfast's Waterfront Hall [Photos]

NI Chamber call for confidence not prejudice in Programme for Government

Published 09/05/2016

Debbie Young, Gemma Garrett and Julie Worthington pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Debbie Young, Gemma Garrett and Julie Worthington pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Janet McCollum, Shirley Smyth, Edel Doherty and Kate Marshall pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Lynsey Lamont, Enda Corneille and Edel Doherty pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Colin Doherty, Lindsay Johnston, Paul Doherty and Lorraine Doherty pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Jane Veitch and Richard Willis pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Guests of FonaCab pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Ivan McMinn, Kevin Kingston Oonagh Murtagh, Tommy Anderson, Henrik Ramlau and David Dunlop pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Conor Marlin and Riona Fitzpatrick pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul Sistern and Ann McGregor with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Terrence Brannigan, Tourism NI with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Seamus McLernan, Iain Hogg and Conaill McGrady pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Arran Andrews and Trish McLoone pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Jonathan Ireland Petrina McAuley pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Amanda McCully and Stephen McCully pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Craig Doyle pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Esther Letman and Una Carrigan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Enda Cornille, Emirates with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Maurice Mackle and Angelina Fusco pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Stephen McCully, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pictured with Peter Russell, General Manager of BT Business in Northern Ireland and Guest Speaker Paul OÕConnell at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Ciara and Conor Chambers pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Brian Ambrose, Brenda Morgan and Paul Morgan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell and Minister Jonathan Bell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Arlene McConaghie, Gary Thompson and Frances Lundy pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Jane Veitch, MacMillan Media with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Sonya Cassidy, Terry McErlane and Melita Williams pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry John Downey, Danielle Carroll and Damien Barrett pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Ann McGregor and Janet McCollum and pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Linda and Jonathan Millar pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Denise Falls, Fergus McGrath and Maureen Fox pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Ann McGregor with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Amanda and Adam Kennedy pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Diane Risk and Mukesh Sharma pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Stephen McCully, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pictured with Peter Russell, General Manager of BT Business in Northern Ireland, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive NI Chamber and Guest Speaker Paul OÕConnell at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paul McGarrity and Julie Sherlock pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Kathryn Thompson, Daniel Lawton and Minister Jonathan Bell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Irene McAleese, Philip McAleese and Deborah Colville pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Kate Marshall, Paul O'Connell and Edel Doherty pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Guests of Barclays Bank with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Kate Marshall and Edel Doherty pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Dr Malcolm McKibbin with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Jo Ferguson, Sandra Scannell, Jane Wells and Maureen Fox pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Esther Letman, Kirsty McManus, Paul O'Connell, Adrienne McGill and Chelsea Brennan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Denise and Mark Nodder with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Maddie Bridgman, Derek McCallan and Suzanne Wylie pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Kirsty McManus and Adrienne McGill pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. John Keane, Stephen Boyd and Terence Branigan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Claire Reid, 4c with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Chelsea Brennan and Una Carrigan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Richard Rendell, Paul McKenzie and Adrian Eagleson pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Pertain McAuley and Eva Toal pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Felicity Cinnamon and John Hart pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Linda Millar with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Sarah Sistern and John Dugdale pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Colin Doherty and Lindsay Johnston pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Sandra Scannell, Gavin Killeen and Claire Reid pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Andrew Greer, SSE with Paul O'Connell pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Ann McGregor and Paul Sistern pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Brian Dolaghan. Tony O'Reilly and Ed Vernon pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Esther Letman, Chelsea Brennan and Kirsty McManus pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Chris McCausland, Aoife Keenan and Ken McCracken pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Stephen McCully, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 03rd May 2016 - Photo by William Cherry Paul and Lorainne Doherty pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. David Acheson, Lynne Acheson, Darlene Buchanan and Colin Hyndes pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Stephen McCully, President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pictured with Peter Russell, General Manager of BT Business in Northern Ireland, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive NI Chamber and Guest Speaker Paul OÕConnell at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-outÊbusiness audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell pictured with guests at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell pictured with guests at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell pictured with guests at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell pictured with Gary McCausland at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 4th May 2016 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye. Paul O'Connell with Patrick McClughan pictured at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast. It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.

The President of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Stormont Executive to formulate a programme for government which is “confident” and not encumbered by political “prejudice.”

Stephen McCully made the call as he addressed attendees at NI Chamber’s Champions Dinner at the newly extended Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

It was the first external event to be held at the transformed venue and the largest event to be held by NI Chamber in its 233 year history with a sell-out business audience of over 900 people.

Mr McCully said: “NI Chamber advocates a much more confident Programme for Government, one that favours strength of ambition in finding solutions and is not hindered by political cautiousness or prejudice.

“NI Chamber members stand by, ready to assist, in any way they can to support a Programme for Government that helps grow the business sector, that puts jobs, pride and dignity into our communities. That provides diversity of opportunities for a highly educated and skilled workforce. That delivers timely world class infrastructure, and better more efficient public services.”

Mr McCully said that the business organisation has always endeavoured to encourage Northern Ireland’s elected representatives and Government in a practical and progressive way.

He added: “We have actively attempted to change the narrative and to promote a more positive and ambitious message about Northern Ireland businesses and the prospect for increased growth and economic prosperity.

“It is clear that businesses in Northern Ireland want to see more positive momentum, they want an economy that they can be really proud of – generating more success stories, more winners and more champions.”

Billed as a celebration of champions in business and sport in Northern Ireland, guest speaker at the event was Irish Rugby legend Paul O’Connell, the now retired rugby player who captained the British and Irish Lions, Ireland and Munster winning three 6 Nations including a Grand Slam, two European Cups, and three Celtic Leagues.

Also speaking at the event was Peter Russell, General Manager of BT Business in Northern Ireland. Speaking at the event Mr Russell said:

“BT has been involved with the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry as their official communications partner for almost a decade and we are committed to supporting the Chamber’s key priorities in representing the interests of the business community here in Northern Ireland.

“The Champions Dinner is a wonderful celebration of business and sporting excellence and an opportunity for us all to reflect on the numerous successes we have shared. At BT we are looking forward to the challenges and opportunities to drive economic growth that lie ahead in what is a rapidly changing business environment.”

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